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Avionics Technicians

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Avionics technicians who service aircraft must be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. Service technicians may receive certification in bodywork (Airframe mechanics, or "A") or engine work (Powerplant mechanics, "P"). Many avionics technicians are certified through a repair station for the specific work they perform. They may hold the Airframe certification to work on aircraft electronic and flight instrument systems. They may also be certified as aircraft electronics technicians through the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies.

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